Guests gathered at the home of Susan Gutfreund at 834 Fifth Avenue yesterday afternoon for a luncheon celebrating the revival of West Side Story, which opened in March at the Palace Theater, seemed to be endlessly fascinated with a 21-year-old Argentinean actress by the name of Josefina (pronounced, Zho-sefina) Scaglione.
Ms. Scaglione is svelte, pretty Read More
Whether you’re seeing Gypsy for the first (or fourth or fifth) time, you’ll want to catch Arthur Laurents’ revival starring Patti LuPone at the St. James Theatre. For one thing, Gypsy is among the very best musicals ever written, and we assume that by now the 90-year-old Mr. Laurents—who created the masterly book in 1959, Read More
Original Story By: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood , by Arthur Laurents. Alfred A. Knopf. 436 pages, $30.
It’s not unusual for showbiz autobiographies to be sensational, revisionist, self-aggrandizing or just plain silly. Arthur Laurents’ Original Story By is faithful to the genre. But his memoir must be a first in one surprising respect: Read More